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it shouldn't be on the city to build housing. we can build income housing. i think it's important we subsidize that. we have to figure out what we can do to developmental cost ownership here in san francisco. i'm very appreciative of this and i want to appreciate the advocates that have worked on this over the last three months. i know they have sat in supervisor yee's office and president chiu's office and also my office. so, a lot of peep to talk to that can't talk to each other. so, i know that the advocates kind of work triple time to make sure we get this done today. and i am also very appreciative of supervisor farrell and wiener wanting to work this out. i think, you know, their intent was really to address current tic owners and i think that these amendments will allow us to do that. thank you. >> thank you. supervisor farrell. >> change of captioners
>> i'm warren corn field and we are doing a series called stay safe, we are going to talk about staying in your home after an earthquake and taking care of your pet's needs. ♪ >> here we are at the spur urban ken center and we are in this little house that was built to show what it is like in san francisco after an earthquake. we are very pleased to have with us today, pat brown from the department of animal care
and control and her friend oreo. >> hi. >> lauren. >> could you tell us what it would take after an earthquake or some other emergency when you are in your home and maybe no power or water for a little while. what it would take for you and oreo to be comfortable and safe at home. >> just as you would prepare for your own needs should an earthquake or a disaster event occur, you need to prepare for your pets. and i have brought with me today, some of the things that i have put in my disaster kit to prepare for my animal's needs to make sure that i am ready should something happen and i need to shelter at home. >> what are some of the things that people should have in their home after an earthquake or other emergency to help take care of their tasks and take care of themselves. >> i took the liberty of bringing you some examples.
it includes a first aid kit for your pet and you can also use it for yourself and extra meds for your pets. and water container that will not tip over. we have got both food, wet food and dry food for your pet. and disposable food container. and water, and your vet records. in addition, we have a collar and some toys. >> yeah. to keep oreo busy. >> he needs toys and this is san francisco being a fruity city and come on oreo. this is your dinner, it is patte style chicken dinner with our foody seen here. >> what they say now is that you should have at least a gallon of water and i think that a gallon of water is small amount, i think that maybe more like two gallons of water would be good for you and your pet.
>> does the city of animal control or any other agency help you with your pet after an emergency. >> there is a coalition of ngos, non-governmental organizations led by the department of animal care and control to do disaster planning for pets and that includes the san francisco spca. the paws group, the vet sos, pets unlimited. and we all have gotten together and have been getting together for over four or five years now to talk about how we can educate the public about being prepared for a disaster as it involves your pets. >> a lot of services. i understand that if you have to leave your home, we are encouraging people to take their pets with them. >> absolutely. we think that that is a lesson that we concerned from karina, if you are being evacuated you should take your pet with you. i have a carrier, and you need
to have a carrier that you can fit your pet in comfortably and you need to take your pet with you when you were evacuated. >> i am going to thank you very much for joining us and bringing oreo today. and i am goi ?oo hi, i'm holly lee. i love cooking and you are watching quick bites. san francisco is a foodie town. we san franciscoans love our food and desserts are no exceptions. there are places that specialize in any and every dessert your heart desires, from hand made ice cream to organic cakes, artisan chocolate and cupcakes galore, the options are endless. anyone out there with a sweet tooth? then i have a great stop for you. i've been searching high and low for some
great cookies and the buzz around town that anthony's are those cookies. with rave reviews like this i have to experience these cookies for myself and see what the fuss was all about. so let's see. while attending san francisco state university as an accountinging major, anthony's friend jokingly suggested he make cookies to make ends make. with no formal culinary training he opened his own bakery and is now the no. 1 producer of gourmet cookies in the biarea and thank you for joining us on quick bites. how do you feel? >> i feel great. >> so i want to get to the bottom of some very burning questions. why cookies? >> it was a recommendation
from a friend. hard to believe that's how it all started. >> why not pies and cakes? what do you have against pies and cakes, anthony. >> i have nothing against pies and cakes. however, that was the recommendation. >> you were on the road to be an account apblt. >> actually, an engineer. >> even better. and it led to making cookies. >> in delicious ways. >> delicious ways. >> this is where the magic
goes down and we're going to be getting to the truth behind cookies and cream. >> this is what is behind cookies and cream. >> where were you when the idea came to your mind. >> i was in my apartment eating ice cream, cookies and cream ice cream. how much fun, cookies and cream cookies. their cookies and cream is not even -- it took a lot of time, a lot of fun. >> a lot of butter. >> a lot, a lot, a lot. but it was one of those things. all right, now behold. you know what that is? >> what is that? >> cookies and cream. >> oh, they are beautiful. >> yes, so we got to get --. >> all right, all right.
we treat the cookies like wine tasting. i don't ever want anybody to bite into a cookie and not get what they want to get. we're training staff because they can look at the cookie and tell if it's wrong. >> oh, here we go. >> you smell it and then you taste it, clean the plat palate with the milk. >> i could be a professional painter because i know how to do this. >> i can tell that it's a really nice shell, that nice crunch. >> but inside. >> oh, my god. so you are going to -- cheat a little bit. i had to give you a heads up on that. >> what's happening tomorrow? these cookies, there's a lot of love in these cookies. i don't
know how else to say it. it really just makes me so happy. man, you bake a mean cookie, anthony. >> i know. people really know if they are getting something made with love. >> aww >> you know, you can't fool people. they know if you are taking shortcuts here and there. they can eat something and tell the care that went into it. they get what they expect. >> uh-huh. >> system development and things like that. >> sounds so technical. >> i'm an engineer. >> that's right, that's right. cookies are so good, drove all other thoughts out of my head. thank you for taking time out it talk to us about what you do and the love with which you do it. we appreciate your time here on quick bites.
i hope you've enjoyed our delicious tale of defendant 93 and dessert. as for me, my search is over. those reviews did not lie. in fact, i'm thinking of one of my very own. some things you just have it experience for yourself. to learn more about anthony's cookies, visit him on the web at if you want to watch some of our other episodes at sfquickbites/ see
>> good afternoon and welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors land use and economic development committee. could we get someone from -- welcome to the land use and economic development committee. i am scott wiener the chair of the committee. to my left is david chiu a member of the committee and joining shortly
is supervisor zane kim the vice chair of the committee. i want to thank sfgtv for broadcasting today's hearing and staff and i would like to just start this hearing with a moment of silence for the victims of the bombing at the boston marathon so if we could just observe a moment of silence. okay thank you. so as i think you can see we have quite a packed agenda today and turn up of the public i think reflects that. we have an over flow room in 250 and i also want to note those that are here for item number six, the
condominium conversion measure. that is the last item on the agenda, so if you're so inclined if in here come back so people hear for other agenda items are come in i invite you to do that but you don't have to. also for all items if you could fill out a blue card and which agenda item you would like to speak about and that will facilitate public comment and one title thing if you're here for hearing four which is a hearing i called on street furniture clutter it's my intent that item be continued to a later date given how packed the agenda is so madam clerk it you call item one. >> item one is mayor's pedestrian safety strategy and action plan.
>> thank you and supervisor kim is the lead supervisor of this hearing. supervisor kim. >> thank you chair wiener and is a cosponsor of the item as well as norman yee and i know there are people for multiple issues and for this item and a item later on the calendar so i appreciate everyone's time and this hearing is lengthy because it's an important issue for the city which is the issue of pedestrian safety. it's been two years since i first called a hearing on this item. when i began office in 2011 and the reason we decided to make pedestrian safety a priority in our office is when we came in and started thinking what it makes our city and district safer we were alarmed at the data on
pedestrians hit and killed by vehicles on our streets and we saw our data it was unsafe for citizens here in san francisco than anywhere in california and than new york where a lot of people work and tokyo and hong kong and pedestrian oriented cities and san francisco has a lot to do and we have done a lot but we have more to go and it's important to have an update where we're at especially with the mayor's release of his pedestrian safety strategy last week and we have a sense of where we're going. we have a lot of members of the community that would like to speak on this issue and give input how they would like to see this move forward. just quickly i wanted to talk about some of the data which is unfortunately since 2010 san francisco suffered 14
pedestrian deaths and we see the numbers grow so these are real people with lives and we lost here in the city. we are still no where seeing the progress to save lives in the city, around the city's most dangerous intersections and we would like to target the problematic areas and we know it's unacceptable. it's a epidemic and why department of public health is here and it's a safety issue and when we're losing people because of car and pedestrian issues that is a health crisis. in fact one out of five traumas treated in the hospitals is a person hit by a car and we have lot of attention to gun violence and important to work on but we have people hit by cars and i really appreciated a member of
the believe that spoke two years ago that said "we should treat cars like a weapon because it has the same impact" even intentionsal or not when dieferg a car you have driving a dangerous weapon and you can use it wisely and you can really hurt people and kill people. i am excited to hear about the task force who worked in cooperation with the board of supervisors to implement some of the goals identified by the new sea wide strategy and i hope we can share this information between the agencies. the daa is important and we need it to target the improvements and be project ready so they can receive the funding in order to be implemented so i am excited to hear from the presenters today.
just an overview first we will have the department of public health present. the last three years of the collision data and the dangerous intersections so we understand the problem. then we will have sfpd talk about the enforcement plan and also we need to change behavior. part of that happens through the enforcement with sfpd. next we have sf mta to talk about the intersections that we are prioritizing the timeline. how they have been working with the data in order to identify the streets and the intersections we are going to look at, and we also have department of public works here to talk about the intersection improvements and last we have staff from sfmta and capital planning how we fund the efforts that we have put together, so i know i said dph
first but first we want an overview of the pedestrian strategies, so from the task force we have tim popdrio who you will present the overview. >> other opening comments from other supervisors. >> i'm sorry. >> supervisor kim anything else? >> no. >> president chiu. >>i would like to make a couple of comments and thank supervisor kim and our colleagues for the renewed attention to this very serious issue. in my first years before they were on the board i and others public officials tried to increase more public attention on this issue but today i really think that the current generation of this board of supervisors including supervisor kim and whose district along with mine has seen the highest number of pedestrian fatalities including
supervisor wiener and a transit advocate and supervisor farrell focused on these issues and supervisor yee whose story everyone knows and about the injury and we have a moment to move forward an awful lot and one of the issues i raised in 2009 and 2010 is we had close to a dozen city agencies responsible for different aspects of pedestrian safety but not able to coordinate and i think that has changed. i want to thank the agencies for the work and i hope that continues. i want to say one other thing about the goals that we set as a city. we hope to bring down the injury and fatality rate down and as i said walk to workday last week we should continue the aspiration. there are states like nevada and
utah that have a zero fatality goal on the streets and it's a vision that makes sense for us and i know we're doing better and i want to thank everyone for the combined community efforts in reaching these goals. >> thank you president chiu. i failed to acknowledge that we are joined by supervisor mark farrell. i just want to make a few comments and i will turn it over. thank you for calling this hearing. this is a big, big problem when you sit down with the fire department which responds to all kinds of human tragedies. we know that this is among at the high end in terms of what they're responding to. we have way too many pedestrian accidents and we need to change that and we know what we need to do. this is not rocket
science. we need more and better enforcement, more and better education, and we need to make physical changes to our pedestrian environment to make them safer, to have shorter crossing distances, to have better and safer environments so that cars and bikes and pedestrians could all coexist and be safe. thank you president chiu for raising the issue of number of agencies are involved which is large, and i am glad there has been some improvement in coordination that i can only imagine what it was like back then because i will be honest i think we have a lot of work to do to improve interagency coordination around pedestrian safety improvements. i don't think we have narrowly enough coordination. we have
some excellent people working on the issues in the various departments and in a vacuum they do terrific work but what i see over and over again in my district every time you try to do a pedestrian upgrade it's like running an obstacle course and you have different departments and objections and they're not talking to each other and it could be any person in that department. it's not always escalated to the top so it's a very disjointed process. where i see pedestrian safety projects that have broad community support it's like you have to be a cat with nine lives and be brought back to live and another department comes in and there is a problem and brought back to life again and there -- it's not efficient use of resources. i have legislation pending and i wish it weren't necessary but i think it is to force better coordination and have a inter departmental
working group so if a department has an issue with the pedestrian upgrade instead of ending the project working together to find a path forward. we also need to make sure that all departments are involved from the beginning. for example we are now tearing up and rebuilding pretty much every corner in san francisco to put ada curb ramps which is an important project. we have been doing that without the mta's involvement as far as i know and while we're tearing up this corner maybe we should put a bulb up there too and it's cheaper and several intersections in my district have been torn up and built the same with the ada ramps and we should have put them there. i think that is improving and we will see improved coordination
on that but a way to make sure that all of the talented departments are working together to have one vision and improve the physical environment and with that said supervisor kim i will turn it back to you. >> thank you chair and i do want to acknowledge we have a enlighten board of supervisors in terms of our understanding of pedestrian safety, and i think a lot of that also is due to a lot of activists and community members who made this a priority issue to educate government and members of the community on this issue and of course they have been impacted on this as well and hopefully through the hearings we can push and encourage for better working -- a better coordination amongst a variety of departments and this sits in a lot of different purviews so again i want to invite you up and chaired the task force and a member of the sf mta. thank you for being
here. >> thank you supervisors. i am deputy of planning for the sf mta also the transportation task force, co-chair with dhp. i'm going to give you a quick overview of the strategy and then what we're going to be talking about in the hearing so you can hear from the various departments on what they have have done since we have been developing this report. it's really important to note that we have been working over the last two years as a team and moving concert with the changes and the strategy is reflecting in real time what we're doing and moving forward and there is obviously a lot of challenges moving forward but i think together we will figure those out, so what you will hear today, the overview i will touch upon, and then the departmental efforts to support the goals and objectives and you will hear from public health, the police department, and mta an